2 Day Blue Ice Cave & South Coast | Glacier Hike, Jokulsarlon & Northern Lights

Come on a 2-day tour on a minibus to the most popular and unique locations in Iceland's South Coast and experience the world's rarest natural phenomenon: a blue ice cave under Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier. In this journey, you'll visit all the attractions that make Iceland the best travel destination: powerful waterfalls, black sand beaches, Jokulsarlon, the one and only glacier lagoon, and the mighty northern lights.
Available: Nov - March
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik
Price From: ISK 49.900

Tour Highlights

✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
✅ Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
✅ Diamond Beach
✅ Glacier walk
✅ Skaftafell National Park
Breathtaking Blue Ice Cave
✅ Northern Lights hunt (when conditions allow)
English speaking guide
Small Groups (max 19 persons)
Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included

Tour Details

Departure: 08:00 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum age: 8 years
Included: English speaking guide, certified glacier guide, small groups (19 person max), WiFi and Icelandic music on board, glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe) & Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included
What to bring: Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), hiking boots (available for rent when booking).

Tour Description

Come on a 2-day tour on a minibus to the most popular and unique locations in Iceland’s South Coast and experience the world’s rarest natural phenomenon: a blue ice cave under Vatnajökull – Europe’s largest glacier. In this journey, you’ll visit all the attractions that make Iceland the best travel destination: powerful waterfalls, black sand beaches, Jokulsarlon, the one and only glacier lagoon, and the mighty northern lights.

The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.

The journey continues with the blue ice cave exploration. The exciting hike to reach the cave will take a few minutes – we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have a hard sole. Iceland’s nature is dominated by glaciers and it is only possible to explore them with a certified guide and safety equipment. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.

We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena.

Arriving at your hotel in the Southeast, you will move into your room, have dinner and then meet your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis.

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance.

Heading off day nr. 2 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.

On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight.

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